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Noted and Quoted, Nov/Dec 2020

Alan Flurry

COVID-19, election news and analysis, personality traits, weather and climate round out the recent trending topics for Franklin College faculty expertise in the media. A sample of the many stories:

Study links cognitive disorders with severe COVID-19 risk – research led by Kaixiong Ye, assistant professor of genetics, reported by DevdiscourseNews Break, and Postdoctoral Fellow Jingqi Zhou,

Hot or cold, weather alone has no significant effect on COVID-19 spread – Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in the department of geography, quoted widely by UT News,Science CodexSciTech DailyalKhaleej TodayHome Health ChoicesStudy FindsFuturity

How antagonism unfolds as a trait of narcissism – Josh Miller, professor of psychology, quoted at Psychology Today

Dust off your scale and prevent holiday weight gain – Michelle vanDellen, associate professor of psychology, quoted by

Presidential transitions need a stronger foundation – Stephen Mihm, associate professor of history, writing at Yahoo! Finance

Digging into the plant and microbe relationship – major research grant led by Jeff Bennetzen, Norman and Doris Giles Professor in the department of genetics and GRA Eminent Scholar, reported by UGA TodayMorning Ag Clips

Georgia’s Senate runoff will determine whether the minimum wage increases – Jerry Shannon, assistant professor of geography, quoted by –The Intercept

9 signs that you're a narcissist and don't even know it – Keith Campbell, professor of psychology, speaking on FNtalk

Hurricanes Eta and Iota brought disaster to Central America. Officials can’t retire their names – Marshall Shepherd quoted by Washington Post

Scientists call on Biden to actively address climate justice – Marshall Shepherd quoted by Nonprofit Quarterly

Six signs of narcissistic abuse therapists need you to know – Keith Campbell, quoted at PressFrom

Farming on Mars will be a lot harder than ‘The Martian’ made it seem – research led by Laura Fackrell, Ph.D. candidate in the department of geology, quoted by ScienceNewsThe Washington Post

Are you dating a narcissist? Here’s how to tell – Keith Campbell quoted at MSN

Less commercial air travel could end up impacting weather forecasting models – Marshall Shepherd)quoted by WSB

Depression-era secrets of retail survival – Stephen Mihm, writing at Yahoo! Finance

Seven basic personality ingredients of difficult people – Chelsea Sleep, Ph.D. student in the department of psychology, quoted at Psychology Today

Can hurricanes form in December? Marshall Shepherd writing in Forbes

What philosophy teaches us in a pandemic – Edward Halper, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy, writing in the NY Daily News


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